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at the city's 26th annual adoption day. the event was emceed by barbara harrison. d.c. superior court and the district's child and family services agency co-hosted the event today. d.c. still has 120 children in s foster care system waiting for adoption. today is national adoption day. >> i will give a shoutout to barbara harrison. >> 20 plus years of just -- >> making that cause and making it everyone's cause, it's done so much good for so many people, all those families, the 34 today. hundreds and hundreds over the years. >> it spread beyond -- >> it's a great program. >> what a great time to have it. >> something for everybody to be thankful for. >> as you look into your crystal ball -- >> i think the clouds are still coming, but they're going to get here late in the day tomorrow where most of your day will be filled with sunshine. i don't see a lot in the way of raindrops. that's good news for all the travelers this week. outside we go. there's the nation's capitol right under a beautiful clear sky here in washington. it turned out to be a really nice day today. no surprise at all
we first introduced you to the pair. barbara harrison has their story. >> good to see you. i'm barbara. dorell and raynel's visit to our studio was a last-minute change, after a planned visit with a skateboard designer fell through. how old are you? >> 11. >> and how old are you? >> 10. >> wow. no dreams of tv stardom here. what they want to be when they grow up -- >> i want to be a skateboard professional, because i love skateboarding. >> tell me, what do skateboard professionals do? >> they compete against each other for trophies. >> what would you like to be when you grow up? >> probably like a judge. and also a skateboard professional. >> their social worker says they are bright kids who need a loving, permanent home together. >> they've adjusted in several different homes they've had to go through, but it's very important that they continue to stay together. >> fortunately, they have been together since they have been from one school to another. you and your sister are pretty close. who takes care of who? >> well, we both take care of each other. >> your friends? >> some
you to have a chance to get to know them again. barbara harrison tells us these two wonderful, bright youngsters are still waiting for a permanent loving family. >> good to see you. i'm so glad to see you guys. i'm barbara. their visit to our nbc studios was a last-minute change after a planned visit with a skateboard designer fell through. >> i wanted to see a skateboard professional, because i love skateboarding. >> tell me, what do skateboard professionals do? >> well, they compete against each other for trophies. >> what do you think you'd like to be when you grow up? >> probably like a judge. >> you and your sister are pretty close, huh? >> yeah. >> that's great. who takes care of who? >> well, we both take care of each other. >> is he a friend? >> well, sometimes he's mean. >> really? >> and bossy. >> do you fight? >> yeah, sometimes. >> but rain or shine, they've always had each other. but they'd also like to find a pem permanent loving family. >> i would like to have a mom and dad along with my sister. >> i want them to be nice, and i want them to love me. >> being on tv wasn'
to call home. news4's barbara harrison introduces us to william. >> reporter: what a welcome we got from georgia, the golden retriever. what do you think of georgia? >> she's great. >> reporter: 16-year-old william loves dogs, so this was a great way to be greeted, a shop in arlington that has everything for man's best friend, even a dog trainer who comes periodically to work with dogs like georgia, who dropped by. william enjoyed helping out with a little training session. >> william is a self-proclaimed country boy. he loves anything outdoors. he loves to swim. he's very hands on. he likes to work on vintage cars. he also likes playing football. he loves animals. he's a big animal lover. >> william, who's had to move from one foster home to another over the past eight years, says he once had a dog at one of his placements. >> i taught it how to sit. and basically, it was my dog. so i just trained it. like it was my dog. a black lab. no one was taking care of it in my house, so i took care of it. >> but he never cooked up dog biscuits like laura does. she gave us a lesson, letting willi
: derek brown hopes to inspire emmanuel to start writing down his stories. barbara harrison, for wednesday's child. >> if you have room in your home or heart for emmanuel or another child that's waiting, call 1-88-to adopt or logon to nbcwashington. >>> you survived outside. >> i tweeted the picture from the front lawn. we'll talk more about our sunday weather and the week ahead. don't go away. anncr: five hundred and thirty seven. the number of votes that changed the course of american history. newscaster: florida is too close to call... anncr: the difference between what was... and what could have been. so this year, if you're thinking that your vote doesn't count. that it won't matter. well, back then, there were probably at least 537 people... who felt the same way. make your voice heard. vote. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. harder? will we come together after tuesday? >>> with the holiday shopping season right around the corner, shoppers are discovering some stores are increasing online options. target and toys r us are trying to steer customers away
a young man who enjoys listening and telling stories. here's barbara harrison. >> so he's coming this way, i'm coming to the curb. >> reporter: poet and professional storyteller derek weston-brown showed off his talents for us on the stage of busboys and poets restaurant in washington. 13-year-old emmanuel has said he'd love to someday be as good as this at telling stories about his life experiences. >> it was my first time catching fast fabl. and i scored a touchdown. and i was excited. >> reporter: and he has some real stories of courage to tell. when he's not being shy. >> emmanuel is a cancer survivor. >> reporter: and while he has stories to tell about all of his heroic experiences he has ambition to help take care of the medical needs of others. >> who do you want to be when you grow up? >> i want to be a doctor. >> reporter: and do you know what kind of doctor you'd like to be? taking care of children or adults or everybody? >> everybody. >> reporter: emmanuel got some pointers on speaking, then tried telling a story himself on the stage. >> my first story about football -- >> you
on national adoption day. our own barbara harrison emceed the event. many children are still waiting for a family, however. you can find out more about adopting children on wednesday's child. >>> a possible shakeup at the university of maryland as it could seen leave the acc and join the big ten conference. "the washington post" says that the school could announce a move within the next few days. maryland, a charter member of the acc in 1953, but moving to the big ten could help the school financially as the conference has a more lucrative tv contract. >>> a rough day for teams in our area from the terps to the wizards. >> carol monthly annie has it all in the sports minute. >> good sunday morning, everyone. i'm carol maloney. we start with college football. senior day at bird stadium. terps hosting tenth ranked florida state. seminoles bringing it both sides of the ball. sacking the quarterback five times in the game. scoring 41 points against maryland. noles clinch a spot in the acc title game with a 41-14 win. to the hardwood. at least wizard fans looked good against the jazz. whi
with all the fixings. >> good morning. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's monday, november 12th, 2012. we honor those who served our country. right now, a d.c. group is preparing a luncheon for veterans who are homeless, in need of help. a place with an unbelievable history. >> reporter: this place has been around since 184. more on that in a minute. these guys cater towards vets. they're doing what they do best every day, and that's help out those who have helped us live the life that we lead every single day. the mission today keynote speaker retired u.s. army general pete fuller. he's in to, as we say, trade war stories. the mission, $5 million worth of food a year. it's not just vets. they also help out other men and women as well as young children. they also have extended care, 18 months, and also help out with counseling. this place was the original number one soulful service in washington, d.c. 1884. the executive director, a retired u.s. army general, gave us an idea how this started. >> so much heritage goes back to those alcoholics from the civil war on pennsylvania
. creative ideas for summer weddings. good morning. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith rust. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's thursday, november 15th, 2012. we have breaking news. just a few minutes ago, united airlines said their computer system is back up and running. it had been down, stranding passengers at airports across the country. there could still be delays. now, to a force from the fib in prince george's county. officers attempted to serve a search warrant. this is where tony tull is live at the scene. tell us what's going on at the scene. tony? >> reporter: still a very, very active scene here in district heights. i want to show you a picture of the scene now. federal agents still at the house. many, many agents are going in and out of the house. they were in the backyard all morning long. this morning, it was a d.c. fbi field office search warrant. they were assisted by the s.w.a.t. team. they came in around 6:00, 6:15 this morning. when they got in the house, one of the s.w.a.t. team members felt threatened. at that time, he fired his weapon. no one was hit. a woman inside the ho
. an exclusive video of the big name stars. good morning. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's friday, november 9th, 2012. we begin this morning with gunfire steps from the white house. four men robbed five others along jefferson ace. the victims chased after the robbers in their car until shots were fired near la fayette square. megan mcgrath joins us live where she talked to one of the victims. >> reporter: good morning. those shots were fired on 19th street, we are told. we spoke to one of the victims. it was a wild morning, it happened around 6:00 a.m. as people were headed out to work in the heart of downtown. we are less than a block off connecticut avenue in the heart of downtown. it started with a robbery, tu turned into a shooting when a car made its way to manson place at the corner of la fayette. he and his friends walked out of his business near jefferson place, a lounge in the area. it's his business. as they walked around the sidewalk, they were approached by three men, two of them wearing masks, all of them armed with guns. >> he came behind me. i told the girl in the c
for the camera. goorning, everyo. welcome tos 4 midday. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. itis wednesday, november 14th, 2012. right now, police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting in the a walmart in laurel. it happened at the walmart near route 198 and the bw parkway. tony tull is live on the scene now. any word on the manager who got shot? >> yeah, keith, good news. he will be okay. he was shot in the upper body a few hours ago. corporate officials from walmart said he was going to be okay. when we arrived, chaotic. police putting up crime scene tape, going inside looking for clues of what happened here this morning. the call went out at 4:17. shots fired, one man down at this walmart in laurel. one person was wounded, a manager hit in the chest. >> it's early in the investigation. we are treating it at a commercial alone robbery. this adult male entered the business. >> reporter: it started inside as a robbery. the suspect, described as a white male talked to this employee seconds before the altercation. >> came in. he asked -- >> reporter: police believe the su
russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, november 7th, 2012. we begin with morning with the latest post election headlines. fresh off the big win, president obama celebrating his victory. the president and the rest of the first family head back to d.c. this afternoon. tim kaine defeated george allen in the senate race. he will discuss the win in richmond at noon. maryland voters passed all three ballot measures allowing the expansion of gamble, same-sex marriage and undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition. we'll have more on the election results. first, the latest on a storm headed in our direction. >> at this hour, rain has not started to fall in the metro area. that will change. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with the forecast. >> a lot of clouds. there's capitol hill. looking at storm team 4 radar, we don't have anything falling. there's heavy snowfalling across southern new jersey. that is moving toward the west coming from a coastal area of low pressure that's been deepening this morning off the maryland and delaware coast. this area of
>>> good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's thursday, november 8th, 2012. in the northeast, people are shoveling themselves out. a new snowstorm hampered the region dumping more than four inches of snow in new york and new jersey adding to the misery for people who have not had power and gas. the storm is responsible for more power outages in the region. some are wondering if power will be back on by thanksgiving. >> it's unbelievable to go from a hurricane to a norrest ear and driving in the snow in the same week or same ten days. it's unbelievable. >> utility companies are working to try to get the power on and to get the heat turned on as quickly as possible. >> north of noonlg noonlg and new york, connecticut, drivers are dealing with treacherous driving conditions. a car collided with a jackknifed club. in lebanon, another car overturned. the coastal storm could dump as much as a foot of snow in new england. >>> here in washington, we missed the brunt of the storm. it affected travel. at reagan international, some pe
midday. i'm keith russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 13th, 2012. we have breaking news. unusual scene in court. just now, it ended with no plea deal were suspected east coast rapist. prosecutors believe aaron thomas was going to plead guilty for the 2009 attack on three teenagers. there was confusion as he hesitated to enter a plea. he said i don't know what way is right and which way is wrong. after a short recess, he backed out of the plea deal. julie carey is in court and will bring the latest. >>> kwame brown is being sentenced on a federal bank charge. he resigned from the d.c. council. brown admitted to lying on applications to obtain bank loans. he faces up to six months in prison. prosecution is asking for six days followed by supervised release. we'll bring you the sentence when it's handed down. >>> right now, the trial of a bowie state. the two got into an argument over the volume of an ipod. simpson's attorney says she was acting in lf-defense. >> we are following a story right now. the top military leader in afghanistan. the pentagon says its investiga
are willing to wait to cast their ballots. good morning. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's tuesday, november 6th, 2012. it all comes down to one day, today. after months of nonstop campaigning and nonstop commercials, election day is here. millions of voters cast their ballots. manies more are waiting in long lines as we speak to have their voices heard. melissa mollet joins us with more on how the presidential candidates are spending their election day. good morning. with hours to go until the results start rolling in, a day of waiting in line for voters and a waiting game for the candidates before we will all know who will be the next president of the united states. president obama has radio and tv interviews scheduled throughout the day. it's done with the rope. he traveled more than 1,000 miles in wisconsin, and ohio. he made personal phone calls urging people to vote. >> hey, karen. barack obama. >> reporter: he and the first lady arrived in chicago to await the results. the president plans to spend part of the day playing a basketball game with advisers and friends.
.c. will want to hear, trust me. good morning and welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's friday, november 2nd, 2012. we begin with two developing stories. police shot and killed two suspects one in d.c. and the other in stafford. we begin with a man stabbed an officer. megan mcgrath is live on the scene from the latest from washington's brookland section. >> reporter: when police repond to 911 calls they are not sure what they are going encounter, what is going to be happening on the scene when they arrive. that was certainly the case this morning. a veteran police officer and his partner were in harm's way responding to a domestic assault call here. the officers were attacked by the suspect. one fired in self-defense. police chief kathy lanier hugged one of her officers on the scene. investigators pick up a hoels ere and place t in the trunk of an unmarked call. it was a close call responding to a 911 dispatch. a d.c. police officer became the victim when he was attacked by a man with a knife. >> officers received the call about 6:45 for domestic assault.
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